Feedback from our readers
Jodie Foster has always handled herself with grace, whether deflecting questions about her sexuality or saying ”I’m an atheist” when asked about her religion (”Unbreakable”). I’ll continue to admire her, no matter what.
I’m glad Jodie Foster considers her audience incapable of understanding her ”sophisticated” new movie. Does she really think we’ll associate the rape scene from The Accused with scenes of her character pursuing revenge in The Brave One?
Redondo Beach, Calif.
Jodie Foster’s expression exudes strength, yet her crossed arms show vulnerability.
I bought Manu Chao’s CD La Radiolina based on your recommendation (Music). But it’s the kind of bland world music you’d expect to hear at Starbucks. Readers should pick up Bonde do Rolê debut, With Lasers, for music that puts the beat back in world beat.
In Praise of Paley
Thanks for covering the death of Grace Paley (News & Notes). You showed that writers need not be as famous as John Grisham or James Patterson to have cultural impact.
Thank God for Tim Gunn (Spotlight). At 46, you’re not sure where to shop, but he had me laughing and learning.
Westlake Village, Calif.
In ”War Machine,” we misspelled the last name of Bungie Studios’ Brian Jarrard.
On our best-sellers chart, No. 4 on the hardcover list should have been Scots on the Rocks, by Mary Daheim (Books, #953/954).
OBSESSIVE FAN OF THE WEEK!
Sure, the famous Indian-blanket poster of Farrah Fawcett graced many a teenage bedroom. But only a real Farrah fanatic — like Hugo Rojas of San Juan, Puerto Rico — owned her 45 rpm recording of ”You” with Jean-Paul Vignon. For nearly 30 years, he’s bowed down to his favorite feathered Angel, amassing dolls, books, and shampoo bottles. ”I saved my lunch money to buy magazines with her in them.” Now, that’s heavenly devotion.